To date, we’ve brought together more than 200 students across 12 disciplines at MICA to collaborate with outside partners on more than 50 projects dealing with issues from affordable housing to HIV/AIDS prevention to disaster preparedness.
Practice Based Studios
Practice-based Studios bring together teams of MICA graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines to work in collaboration with outside partners and address complex social problems over the course of a 16-week, 3 credit course. For more information about Spring 2018 course offerings, email email@example.com.
Impact Initiatives are long-term, multi-year efforts designed to deepen our work with outside partners focused on positive social change in the areas of climate change, education, and health at a local, national and international level. Current partners and projects include:
- Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health - Developing training materials and protocol for Baltimore HEARS (Hearing healthcare Equality through Accessible Research & Solutions).
- Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Community Health Research - Increasing access to STI testing and normalizing testing for Baltimore youth ages 15-24.
- Behavioral Health System Baltimore - Engaging Baltimore City Middle School students in advocacy efforts around underage drinking in Baltimore.
- Baltimore City Health Department - Empowering pregnant women living with HIV through their pregnancy and reducing stigma.
Partners (Past + Present)
Through practice-based studios and impact initiatives, MICA's Center for Social Design has collaborated with many different organizations addressing a myriad of social issues and problems. Among our many current and past partners are:
Arts Every Day, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore